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Sulochana K. Wasala

Department of Integrative Biology

Sulochana K. Wasala

Department of Integrative Biology



  • PhD, Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, 2020.
  • B.S., Honors Biology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2010.


Teaching is more than just a career or profession for me. Rather, it is a life mission for which I have great passion – to contribute to educating knowledgeable and productive members of society. I feel excitement, honor, and privilege to have this opportunity. My scientific background coupled with my passion for teaching has motivated me to better understand how people learn. As a result, my teaching philosophy is centered around the concept that the student learning needs to be student-centered. My goal is to provide an effective and successful learning experience for diverse students in an inclusive learning environment utilizing evidence-based educational practices which promote active learning, critical and logical thinking, analytical skills, communication and collaboration.

Courses Taught

  • BI 204, BI 205, BI 206 - Introductory Biology (Ecampus)
  • BI 311 - Genetics (Ecampus)
  • Z 425 - Genetics and Development (On-campus)

Research areas

Evolutionary Biology


  • University award for student learning and success teamwork, OSU, 2022